Kenya

 Kenya activities | Country information: wikipedia

EIFL has been collaborating with the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)  for over 2 years. Read about all activities in Kenya.

Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) is an EIFL-PLIP grantee. In 2010 EIFL-PLIP supported e-health corners in two KNLS public library branches (Kisumu and Eldoret). Together, they worked with over 1,600 health workers, medical students and members of the public, teaching them to use computers and the internet and to research the internet for health information.

In 2012, an EIFL-PLIP grant supported KNLS Kibera Library's tablet computers project for slum school children. The tablet computers were pre-loaded with educational content and connected to the internet. Over 120 children have learnt to use the tablets and to research the internet for knowledge to help them with difficult school subjects, like mathematics and science.

Also in 2012, Busia Community Library received two EIFL-PLIP grants: one for an educational project using tablet computers to help children pass their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams; the second for an agricultural project using ICT (computers, the internet and smart phones) to support farmers in Western Kenya.

Consortium information   

Consortium Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)  
Legal status Legally registered
Management  Executive Committee
Type of members Non-profit Academic and Research Institutions (Universities, Research Institutes, Tertiary Colleges, Government Research Units and other non-profit academic and research organizations)
Members 91 (member list)
Main activities Collective access to e-resources, training to librarians and researchers on ICT technologies, promotion of local content, capacity building for libraries and infomation centers in Kenya
EIFL-Licensed resources Commercial e-resources available to members of KLISC through the EIFL-Licensing  programme.

EIFL coordinators

Country Rosemary Musula Otando, rosemary.otando [at] uonbi.ac.ke
Second Country Agatha Njeri Kabugu, akabugu [at] uonbi.ac.ke
EIFL-Licensing Agatha Njeri Kabugu, akabugu [at] uonbi.ac.ke
EIFL-FOSS Evan Mungai Njoroge, evan.njoroge [at] gmail.com
EIFL-IP Japhet Otike, jnotike [at] yahoo.com
EIFL-OA Rosemary Musula Otando, rosemary.otando [at] uonbi.ac.ke

Activities

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